February 23rd, 2006

Coffee Squirrel

Thursday venom

There are thousands upon thousands of Black children in the Juvenile 'Justice' system. At almost every step they are tacitly encouraged to continue criminal activity as a lifestyle. Folks rally and talk about 'monsters' no matter what age it seems. Death penalty for twelve year olds as far as they're concerned. But this heffa chops up her 'friend' and gets 60 years. So much for the 'blind eye' of justice. She was just a confused suburban kid, right? Whatever. A little Thursday venom for you. I'm done. Back to regular entries this weekend. I'm volunteering again from 10-1 at the museum. I hope 'Harvey' comes back...
Coffee Squirrel

Sister Christain

Okay. At the end of the day yesterday my sister sent me an E-mail asking me to sign an online petition to outlaw third term abortion everywhere. I'm not really down with this. I feel it is a lot of propoganda and that there aren't many live third term abortion happening at all. I feel most of those photos the pro-lifers show are from children who died in eutero that HAVE to come out of the mother. At any rate, I think this is a tactic to eventually infringe on first term abortions. I can smell it coming. So, whatever my response, I won't sign the petition.

That said, I respect my sister. She's doing a fabulous job of showing her kids by example what she expects (for the most part). They are thriving, intelligent little people who I am glad to know.

At the end of the note, she talked about her plans to go back to school to be a personal trainer and to start an in-home day care (I actually think she'd be great at this). My concern is in responding in a way that respects her view without my own being disrespected.

Shall I ignore her request about the petition and wish her luck with the school endeavors? Shall I address it with a quick: I don't agree with this and move on? I do love her and am not interested in a challenge. I also don't want her to take my silence as rudeness, so I want to write her back today. What do y'all think? I'm leaning toward just ignoring the petition stuff. I wouldn't mind considering other tactics, though. Hope all is well with each of you!